Lisa Dodd


I was born in Montreal, Canada and moved west to Alberta in the 70’s.  Influenced by many different types of music, I grew up listening to Diana Ross, Roberta Flack, Fleetwood Mac, Tanya Tucker, Harry Belafonte and Elton John but the voice that influenced me most was that of Brian Dodd, my father.  As far back as I remember he sang at my birthday parties, taught me my first three chords on an old Kay acoustic guitar and generally kept my life in harmony.  I began singing in Dad’s country band at age 16 and when our bassist left I stepped into the full time bass player's spot.

As kids do, I wanted to venture out on my own, and eventually formed my own country/rock/pop band.  We toured heavily all over North America for 10 years and, in between my own gigs, I freelanced for various other bands.  I also spent time in the studio recording three of my own projects and occasionally tracking back up vocals for local artists.

Today, I am the full time bassist and background vocalist for Canadian recording artist and multiple Canadian Country Music Association award winner, Gord Bamford.  We tour extensively all over North America and perform at dozens of festivals opening for top country artists including Miranda Lambert, Reba McIntyre, Alabama, Lady Antebellum & Keith Urban.  Besides touring Canada and the United States, I have been fortunate enough to tour with the band in Australia, Switzerland and Mexico.  In 2012, I very proudly became the first and only female to win the CCMA award for Bass Player of the Year, repeating that honor in 2015.  Most recently, I am thrilled to be named 2017's Musician of the Year by the Association for Country Music in Alberta.

My most recent project has been singing with Vinyl Hampdin, a rocked out, incredibly funky, jaw dropping, epic ear candy, thriller of a band and the most talented group of jazz and pop musicians that has ever existed.  We just dropped our first video onto the world wide web, please check out our Facebook page and give us a listen, a like, a follow, a share!

I love every single thing about the musician’s life, the traveling, the performing, the excitement and especially, the people.